The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certified Master in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certified Master over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Certified Master
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
701 800 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.15% 21.12% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 428 295
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 61 50
Median hourly rate £42.73 £30.52 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +38.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.39 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £56.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%